Civics 101

Series produced by New Hampshire Public Radio

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A podcast refresher course on the basics of how our democracy works.

Why does the U.S. have an Electoral College? How do congressional investigations work? What does the minority whip actually do? Civics 101 is the podcast refresher course on the basics of how our democracy works.


108 Pieces

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We're all familiar with the title, but what does a White House Chief of Staff actually do? What does the daily routine entail? And how much power d...

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  • Added: Feb 13, 2017
  • Length: 04:29
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What's it really like for a journalist stationed at the White House? We go inside the press briefing room with NPR's Senior White House Corresponde...

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  • Added: Feb 13, 2017
  • Length: 04:29
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We're often urged to call our elected representatives to voice opinions on the issues, but what happens after that call is made? Where does the me...

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2017
  • Length: 04:13
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What's the purpose of the National Security Council? When was it created? Who serves on it? And why is Steve Bannon's appointment to its principals...

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2017
  • Length: 04:06
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You may have heard of executive orders, but how about executive memoranda? Today, we talk about the different tools of executive action that the Pr...

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  • Added: Mar 03, 2017
  • Length: 03:59
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'Treason' is a word that gets used a lot in political circles - but what does it actually mean?

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  • Added: Aug 25, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
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What happens when a President, or a Governor, declares a State of Emergency?

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  • Added: Sep 13, 2017
  • Length: 04:31
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On today's lesson: What does it take to become a judge? What does the job entail? Also, what are the schools of thought we hear about so much about...

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  • Added: Sep 18, 2017
  • Length: 04:18
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The process that aims to keep classified material out of the wrong hands.

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 04:17
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A look at the central banking system of the United States.

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  • Added: Sep 20, 2017
  • Length: 04:31
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A broader look at the often-referenced First Amendment of the Constitution - and a deeper dive into what it means to have freedom of speech.

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  • Added: Sep 22, 2017
  • Length: 04:20
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We investigate one of the President's most important roles: as head of our armed forces.

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  • Added: Sep 22, 2017
  • Length: 04:22
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How the government shuts down, and what happens when it does.

  • Added: Sep 27, 2017
  • Length: 04:08
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How and why we count every person living in the United States of America.

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2017
  • Length: 04:08
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How do we manage power between the national government and the states?

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  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 04:28
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What does it mean to be the lawyer for the U.S. government?

  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 04:13
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Demystifying the debt ceiling.

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  • Added: Oct 05, 2017
  • Length: 04:24
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The agency that protects people from health, safety, and security threats.

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2017
  • Length: 04:07
  • Purchases: 1
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What role does the Secretary of Education play in U.S. schools?

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  • Added: Oct 24, 2017
  • Length: 04:26
  • Purchases: 1
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We take a tour through the multi-faceted Environmental Protection Agency.

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  • Added: Oct 24, 2017
  • Length: 04:15
  • Purchases: 1